Friday, September 25, 2009

Apple Pockets

These have got to be one of the tastiest little pockets of goodness I've gotten to enjoy! 

Despite their appearance, these were really easy and quick to prepare.  The dough was fabulous to work with, and requires just a 10 minute rise before you fill the pockets.  

They are like mini apple pies... awesome.  The dough is yeasty, and the apples are sweet -- in my mind, that's a delicious combination. 

These make the perfect dessert at holiday time because everyone wants just a little slice of all the desserts.  These little guys are only 136 calories! 

Apple Pockets - Adapted from Taste of Home

2 C flour, divided
1/4 C wheat flour
2 1/4 tsp. quick rise yeast (1 pkg)
1 T sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 C water
1/4 C butter

4 C tart apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 C sugar
2 T flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 T milk
1 T brown sugar

Combine 1 C flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and water to 120-130 degrees in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the melted butter mixture to the flour/yeast bowl, and stir until just moistened.

Then, add in the wheat flour, and remaining white flour until a smooth dough emerges. 

Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5-6 minutes.

Cover, and let rise for about 10 minutes.  My dough ended up sitting about a half an hour, and that was just fine.

While dough rises, cut apples and combine with sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Cut the dough into 4 quarters.

Roll each quarter into a rectangle.

Cut dough into 4 rectangles.

Place 1/4 C of the apple filling in the center of each rectangle.

Pull the ends up over the filling, pinching in the center to seal.

Place pockets on a greased cookie sheet (or 2).

Set the cookie sheet in a warm spot in your kitchen, and allow the pockets to sit, covered for 30 minutes.

When ready to bake, place the milk in a bowl and brush onto the pockets. You can either dissolve the sugar in the milk or you can sprinkle the sugar onto the pocket.

Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes until pockets are lightly browned.

Verdict: Smiling Frog Prince.

With apples, these are perfect for fall.  But, the possibilities for fillings are endless.... cherry, peach, blueberry, raspberry...!

This post is linked to:
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Friday Feasts
Kelly's Korner - Show Us Your Life - Desserts
What did you bake today?
Mouthwatering Mondays
Tasty Tuesday 
Hooiser Homemade's Fall Food Fest: Desserts
Recipe Sharing Monday
Tasty Tuesday(2)
Talent Show Tuesday


  1. these look delicious. i just went apple picking and needed more ideas besides the standard pie. i have a mini pie maker ( that i picked up at a yard sale that im gonna use for this. thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Those are perfect. Oh wow how I want to eat one of those.

  3. Those look so good! I love fixing apples different ways and this is a great idea! Thanks for the step by step too - yeast intimidates me at times :)

  4. Those look fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try!

  5. These look so good! I will definately be trying these this weekend!

  6. These are adorable and look so good! Perfect for an autumn baking day! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow these look great, and perfect for a fall treat! Thanks for sharing

  8. I love to try new apple recipes in the fall,these look so good !!

  9. These look amazing. My mouth is watering.

  10. These look so good, love the step by step. I will be trying these soon!

  11. These are such beautiful morsels! Just when I think there can't be another recipe for apples I stumble on one like yours. Thanks for posting this. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  12. yum yum yum and perfect serving sizes for a sweet tooth

  13. These are so cute! I will have to try them. We just got a bushel of apples, so I definitely have the ingredients!

  14. I will have to try this...with some peaches or berries, I think...thanks for sharing...the pictures really add a lot....

  15. These are little beauties. I love anything you can pick up with one hand. So cute and so delish I am sure.

    Joining MomTrends for the 1st time so wanted to come by and say hi.

  16. These look amazingly beautiful and delicious!

  17. My family would LOVE these! I just copied the recipe down. Thanks!

  18. These are so cute! I especially like them because they have a high crust to filling ratio. Often, the crust is my fave part :)

  19. Apple desserts are definitely some of the best things on earth. And you know what they apple a day keeps the doctor away. I maintain that these count for at least two apples. Just because their goodness factor adds some endorphins which also strengthen your immune system. Delicious!

  20. I see we were thinking along the same lines - bundles of goodness :) The dough sounds good too!


  21. You make it look SO easy! They look yummy and I can't wait to make these (or should I say attempt):)

  22. I'm a visitor to your blog and I'm really enjoying it...thanks for visiting mine :) Cooking can be such fun, and it's great to share our recipes! These apple pockets look so great, but I'm a softy for anything apple! ;)

  23. this is a great recipe for the season of the year

  24. These look wonderful! Thanks for posting :)


  25. Love this for packed lunches too!

  26. I made these tonight! Really fabulous! My dough did not rise well though, so mine are miniature compared to yours. I also cooked for only 10 minutes, so the bottom was firm but the dough was still soft.

    I just bought a bushel of apples so I may be creating more of your apple recipes. I am so thrilled that I have found your blog. I like that you actually "cook" not just grab a bunch of frozen stuff that is on sale. ha. I dont mind a sale, but I do try to stay away from heavily processed foods. I get tired of seeing recipes where you open a bunch of cans and bags and mix everything together and call it cooking!!

    Would you mind if I posted my version of the recipe next week and linked to you?

  27. Oh. My. Goodness!!!!

    My mouth is watering at just the thought! Yummm! I love apples! Got to try this soon! now!!!! :)


  28. Perfect for this time of year! Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow's Momtrends Friday Food feature. My recipe is pork--until then!

  29. Those look yummy! And they're so cute too! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Holiday Food Fest! I hope you join us next Thurs. too.

  30. What a GREAT!!! little treat filled with apples.

  31. Yum! Anything apple is delicious. ;-) But these look adorable too. Just what I needed for the dinner party I'm invited to this weekend.

  32. Thanx for highlighting this recipe again. These are perfect for a quick snack without the fuss of cooking a full size pie.

    Have you ever tried cherry pie filling?

  33. I love the look of these! So cute & perfect for the upcoming Fall season!

  34. This is an old post, but I am going to try your apple pockets. But of course I won't be making my own crust this time.....

  35. This looks delicious! I have apples in the fridge that need to be used! :)

  36. These look fantastic! Now I know what to do with the last of my McIntosh apples I picked this morning. :-)

  37. Thanks! These turned out awesome!


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